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Red
     

Red

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by Kris Goldsmith (Editor)
 
Driving home one night, Red editor Kris Goldsmith spotted a bright, red scarf lying alone by the side of the road. She lives beyond the middle of nowhere in rural Pennsylvania and wondered just how that scarf got there. She also wondered what reasons some of the writers she’d been working with at Boxfire Press could dream up, so she handed out a challenge:

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Driving home one night, Red editor Kris Goldsmith spotted a bright, red scarf lying alone by the side of the road. She lives beyond the middle of nowhere in rural Pennsylvania and wondered just how that scarf got there. She also wondered what reasons some of the writers she’d been working with at Boxfire Press could dream up, so she handed out a challenge: write a short story that tells us where an out of place red scarf came from and why it’s somewhere it probably shouldn’t be.

She ended up with five original, marvelous, sensational, absurd, visionary, peculiar, unthinkable, wicked and totally untrue stories. Justin McLachlan (Time Up, Boxfire Press) brings us a superhero vigilante; L.G. Fitzgerald explores a rash of disappearances in Arlington, Va.; Shauna O’Connor makes amends at a dystopian lake; Rebecca Gale’s radioactive knowledge consumes minds and, well, the rest of the body and J. Allen Scott justifies our fear of flying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983986102
Publisher:
Justin McLachlan LLC
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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Red: Several Marvelous, Sensational, Absurd, Visionary, Peculiar, Unthinkable, Wicked and Totally Untrue Stories 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
avanta7 More than 1 year ago
When editor Kris Goldsmith saw a red scarf abandoned in the road one day, she wondered what its story was. And, like any good editor at an independent press, she put that question to several of her authors. This collection of short stories is the result. It's a rather hit-and-miss collection, I think, but mostly hit. The first story, "Like Smoke" by L.G. Fitzgerald is the big miss, taking the most obvious path to the misplaced scarf. Interesting enough, but with an utterly predictable outcome. "Sober Lake" by Shauna O'Connor provides a darkly funny and startlingly different perspective on the making amends part of a twelve-step program. In "A Fear of Flying" by J. Allen Scott, a young man faces a difficult choice as the plane carrying him and his partner is about to crash. I liked this one a lot, possibly because I kept thinking "'Nathan Burgoine* could have written this!" "Trying Too Hard" by Rebecca Gale has the worst title but the most intriguing concept -- when does one draw the line in acquiring knowledge? And finally in "Superhero" by Justin McLachlan, we meet a bartender who knows exactly when he will die, and therefore becomes a fearless crime fighter. I enjoyed the afternoon spent reading this collection enough to re-read the stories I liked best several times over the next few days. Nice job, Boxfire Press. And thank you, Goodreads First Reads program, for the opportunity to read this book. *'Nathan Burgoine is an author and a friend of this reviewer.